[UPDATED] Blatant Shade Or An Innocent Photo : Karrueche Poses With Anti Rihanna T Shirt

What’s a girl to do? While partying in Atlanta, celebrating the launch of her ‘The Kill’ clothing line, Karrueche snapped a photo with a fan. Perhaps the photo would not have been such a big deal, had it not been taking a slight jab at Chris Brown’s rumored romantic boo-thang, Rihanna. After the photo hit, Karrueche took to twitter, saying that she is not responsible for the shirt, nor did ‘The Kill’ produce it. She wrote: 

I have absolutely no involvement w any shirt w my picture on it nor are they apart of The Kill. I think that’s kind of corny, no disrespect. But I’d never produce a shirt like that. I have no control of what other people do.

What do you think about the photo–was it an innocent photo with a fan or a bit of shade? ***UPDATED****1/20/12. Over the weekend, owners of the t-shirt in question, emailed us the following press release.

The Internet has been buzzing with gossip reporting about singer Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran taking a jab at singer, Rihanna with supposed “anti-Rihanna” t-shirt. Owners of the t-shirt lifestyle brand Thirteen (XIII) clarify the true meaning behind what is being called the “anti-Rihanna” t-shirt. “Stemming on a play on words from the Royce da 5’9” ‘s HipHop verse where he talks about Rihanna was where the idea of the t-shirt came from. It was meant to be witty, humorous and a compliment to Karrueche Tran. We didn’t expect the t-shirt to cause so much controversy with the Rihanna fans and in no way put down Rihanna. The t-shirt represents empowerment and shows that any girl can be and feel just as sexy as Rihanna even if others feel that you are second best. Karrueche Tran is not in any way affiliated with the creation of the t-shirt. She just appreciated the love and support which is why the picture was taken,” says Melina Mercado, brand co-owner and person photographed with t-shirt in question.

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